iOS 17

Every day.

More extraordinary.

iOS 17 brings new features to enhance the things you do every day. Express yourself like never before when you call or message someone. Share content in convenient new ways. And do even more with new experiences for your iPhone.

Phone

Personalise your phone calls

Customise what people see when you call.

Messages

All your iMessage apps in one place

Tap the new plus button to view all the things you send the most — like photos, audio messages and your location. Swipe up to view the rest of your iMessage apps.

Let your friend know when you arrive safely

Check In automatically notifies your friend or family member when you arrive at your destination, such as your home.

Catch up and swipe to reply

A new catch-up arrow* lets you jump to the first message you haven’t seen in a conversation. And now you can swipe to the right on any message to send a reply.

A new way to share and view locations

Share your location or request a friend’s location from the plus button. When someone shares a location with you, view it directly within your conversation.

Read an audio message transcription

Audio messages are now transcribed, so you can read them in the moment and listen later.

All your stickers in one place

The new sticker drawer lets you access all your Live Stickers, emoji, Memoji and other sticker packs in one place. Your stickers sync with iCloud so they are available on your iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.

Stickers

Create one-of-a-kind stickers

Use your own photos to create Live Stickers.

Stylise Live Stickers with effects

Add effects like Shiny, Puffy, Comic and Outline, or create animated Live Stickers made with your Live Photos.

Use your stickers in more places

Your sticker drawer is in the emoji keyboard, so you can use stickers anywhere you can access emoji — including apps from the App Store. Use Markup to add stickers to photos, documents, screenshots and more.

FaceTime

Leave a message

Record a video or audio message when someone misses your FaceTime call.

React with your hands

Add a reaction that fills the camera frame with fun 3D augmented reality effects like hearts, confetti, fireworks and more. And you can share a reaction with just a hand gesture.1

FaceTime on Apple TV

Use your iPhone as a camera and start a call directly from the FaceTime app on Apple TV or hand off the call from your iPhone to your TV.2

StandBy

A new full-screen experience

Turn your iPhone on its side while charging to make it even more useful when you set it down.

Live Activities in full screen

With Live Activities in full screen, you can stay on top of things happening in real time, like the score of a match or your workout progress.

Siri results at a glance

Siri takes StandBy to the next level with rich visual results that can be viewed from a distance. It’s now even easier to check the weather or set a timer hands-free.

Interactive Widgets

Take action with just a tap

Play music, turn off the lights and more. Directly from a widget.

AirDrop

Swap numbers with NameDrop

Hold your iPhone near someone else’s iPhone or Apple Watch3 to use NameDrop. You’ll both be able to choose the specific phone numbers or email addresses you want to share, and you can share them along with your Contact Poster instantly.

Finish sending transfers over the Internet

AirDrop transfers continue even if you step away.

Initiate SharePlay

Hold two iPhone devices close together to instantly start a SharePlay session.

Journal

Coming later this year

A new app to write and remember

An all-new way to appreciate life’s moments and preserve your memories.*

Journalling suggestions personalised for you

Using on-device machine learning, your iPhone creates personalised suggestions of moments for you to remember and write about based on your photos, music, workouts and more.

Your journal is yours

No one but you can access your journal.

Keyboard

Even more accurate autocorrect4

Autocorrect delivers even better support as you type. Autocorrected words are temporarily underlined so you know what’s been changed and you can revert to the original word with just a click.

Predictions inline as you type

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Safari and Passwords

Create a profile

Keep your browsing separate for topics like Work and Personal with different profiles in Safari. Profiles help you separate your history, extensions, Tab Groups, cookies and favourites. You can quickly switch between profiles as you browse.

Enhanced Private Browsing

Private Browsing now locks your private browsing windows when you’re not using them, completely blocks known trackers from loading on pages and removes identifying tracking added to URLs as you browse.

Autofill verification codes received in Mail

One-time verification codes you receive in Mail are filled in automatically, so you can log in without leaving Safari.

Music

Play music together

Now SharePlay makes it easier for everyone to control music in the car — even passengers in the back seat — so everyone can play their favourite music and contribute to what’s playing.

Collaborate on playlists

Invite friends to join your playlist and everyone can add, reorder and remove songs. Use emoji to react to the song choices in Now Playing.

Coming later this year

AirPlay

Smart device suggestions

On-device intelligence learns your
AirPlay
preferences over time.

AirPlay in your hotel room

Later this year, AirPlay will be available in supporting hotel rooms. Scan the QR code on your room TV and you can securely share videos, photos and music from your iPhone to the TV.

AirPods

Adaptive Audio

With an entirely new listening mode for AirPods Pro (2nd generation), Adaptive Audio dynamically blends Transparency and Active Noise Cancellation to tailor the noise control experience as you move between changing environments and interactions throughout the day.6

Press to mute and unmute

Quickly mute or unmute yourself on a call.

Switch devices without missing a beat

Updates to Automatic Switching make moving between Apple devices with AirPods even easier, faster and more reliable.8

Maps

Download maps to use offline

Save an area of a map to your phone and explore it while offline. View information like hours and ratings on place cards and get turn-by-turn directions for driving, walking or taking public transport.

Spotlight

App Shortcuts in Top Hit

When you search for an app, Spotlight intelligently offers you App Shortcuts to your next action within Top Hit. So if you search for Photos, you can jump straight to the Favourites album.

Rich visual results

Find what you’re looking for faster with familiar app colours and icons in search results.

Visual Look Up

Discover even more from photos and videos

Find recipes for similar dishes from a photo.

Look up what you just lifted

When you lift a subject from a photo, you can look up information about it directly from the callout menu.

Visual Look Up in video

Identify plants, animals, landmarks and more with Visual Look Up. Pause a video on any frame, tap and hold on the subject and select Look Up for more information.

Privacy and Security

Communication Safety

Communication Safety now includes protections for sensitive videos and photos. And it extends beyond Messages to include content sent and received in AirDrop, the systemwide photo picker, FaceTime messages, Contact Posters in the Phone app and third‑party apps.

Sensitive Content Warning

You now have the option to blur sensitive photos and videos before you choose to view them. This feature will be available in Messages, AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, FaceTime messages and third‑party apps.

Improved permissions

Even more control over what you share.

Lockdown Mode

The expanded Lockdown Mode increases security to help protect against sophisticated cyber attacks. Turn it on across all your Apple devices, now including Apple Watch.

And so
much more.

Accessibility.

Assistive Access distils apps and experiences to essential features to support those with cognitive disabilities. Personal Voice9 helps people with speech loss create a voice that sounds like them and use it with Live Speech to communicate in calls and conversations. And Point and Speak10 makes it easier for people with vision disabilities to interact with physical objects that have text labels.

Memoji.

Express yourself with three new stickers: Halo, Smirk and Peekaboo.

Reminders.

Grocery Lists automatically sort items into categories to make shopping easier. Change how items are grouped, and the list remembers your preferences.

Notes.

View and mark up PDFs and scans of presentations, assignments, research papers and more. You can also add links to connect related notes, like a trip itinerary and a list of recommended restaurants.

PDFs.

Enhanced AutoFill allows you to securely use your saved information from Contacts to fill out a PDF or scanned document faster. Quickly return your completed form to the sender in Mail.

Coming later this year

Fitness.

Your activity history is summarised in more detail with the addition of workouts, mindfulness sessions and even dives.

Find My.

Share AirTag or Find My network accessories with up to five other people. Everyone in the group can use Precision Finding and play a sound to pinpoint the location of a shared AirTag when they’re nearby.

Home.

Activity History lets you see who locked or unlocked the door — and when. It also shows recent activity for your security system.11

Photos.

The People album is better than ever at recognising your favourite people and includes the cats and dogs that are part of your family too.

Apple ID.

Now you can securely sign in to your iPhone using a nearby device* or any email address or phone number listed in your account.

Freeform.

Use new drawing tools like a watercolour brush, fountain pen, highlighter, variable-width pen and ruler while brainstorming.

See the full list of what’s new in iOS 17.

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iOS 17 is compatible with these devices.

Learn more about iPhone

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone SE
    (2nd generation or later)

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